Interpretation of Death Rates Data

Death Rate Report for North Carolina by County

Melanoma of the Skin, 2008 - 2012

All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes, All Ages


Healthy People 2020 Objective Number: C-8
Reduce the melanoma cancer death rate

Sorted by Rate
County
Met Healthy People Objective of 2.4? 1 Age-Adjusted Death Rate
deaths per 100,000
(95% Confidence Interval)
Average Deaths per Year
Recent Trend 2 Recent 5-Year Trend2
in Death Rates
(95% Confidence Interval)
North Carolina (State) No 2.9 (2.8, 3.1) 296 stable stable trend -0.1 (-0.6, 0.3)
United States No 2.7 (2.7, 2.7) 9,071 stable stable trend -0.0 (-0.1, 0.1)
Stanly County No 6.1 (3.9, 9.4) 5 ** **
Onslow County No 4.6 (3.0, 6.8) 5 ** **
Davidson County No 4.6 (3.3, 6.2) 8 stable stable trend 1.2 (-1.6, 4.1)
Wilkes County No 4.0 (2.3, 6.4) 4 ** **
Randolph County No 3.8 (2.5, 5.5) 6 ** **
Cleveland County No 3.8 (2.3, 5.8) 4 stable stable trend 1.8 (-0.8, 4.6)
Catawba County No 3.7 (2.5, 5.2) 6 stable stable trend 0.2 (-2.2, 2.7)
Lincoln County No 3.7 (2.1, 6.1) 3 ** **
Union County No 3.7 (2.4, 5.3) 6 ** **
Henderson County No 3.6 (2.5, 5.3) 6 stable stable trend 0.4 (-2.4, 3.3)
Gaston County No 3.6 (2.6, 5.0) 8 stable stable trend 0.8 (-1.8, 3.4)
Surry County No 3.4 (1.9, 5.6) 3 ** **
Forsyth County No 3.4 (2.6, 4.4) 13 stable stable trend -0.2 (-2.0, 1.7)
Iredell County No 3.4 (2.2, 4.9) 6 stable stable trend -0.2 (-3.3, 2.9)
New Hanover County No 3.2 (2.2, 4.5) 7 ** **
Buncombe County No 3.1 (2.2, 4.2) 9 stable stable trend -0.7 (-3.1, 1.6)
Craven County No 3.0 (1.7, 4.8) 3 stable stable trend -2.8 (-5.9, 0.4)
Rowan County No 3.0 (1.9, 4.5) 5 stable stable trend -1.4 (-3.9, 1.1)
Cumberland County No 3.0 (2.1, 4.1) 8 stable stable trend 0.5 (-1.8, 2.8)
Burke County No 3.0 (1.8, 4.9) 4 stable stable trend 0.9 (-2.4, 4.3)
Wake County No 2.9 (2.4, 3.6) 21 stable stable trend -0.1 (-1.8, 1.7)
Mecklenburg County No 2.9 (2.3, 3.5) 21 falling falling trend -1.7 (-3.0, -0.4)
Rockingham County No 2.9 (1.7, 4.7) 3 stable stable trend -1.1 (-4.1, 1.9)
Johnston County No 2.8 (1.7, 4.2) 5 ** **
Brunswick County No 2.8 (1.8, 4.3) 5 ** **
Nash County No 2.7 (1.6, 4.6) 3 ** **
Alamance County No 2.6 (1.6, 4.0) 4 stable stable trend 1.3 (-1.7, 4.3)
Cabarrus County No 2.6 (1.7, 3.9) 5 stable stable trend -1.4 (-4.2, 1.4)
Wayne County No 2.6 (1.5, 4.2) 4 ** **
Moore County Yes 2.4 (1.4, 3.9) 4 ** **
Guilford County Yes 2.3 (1.8, 3.0) 12 stable stable trend -15.0 (-30.2, 3.5)
Durham County Yes 2.2 (1.4, 3.2) 6 stable stable trend 0.8 (-2.2, 3.9)
Pitt County Yes 2.1 (1.2, 3.5) 3 ** **
Alexander County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Alleghany County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Anson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Ashe County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Avery County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Beaufort County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Bertie County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Bladen County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Caldwell County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Camden County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Carteret County * * 3 or fewer * **
Caswell County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Chatham County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Cherokee County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Chowan County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Clay County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Columbus County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Currituck County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Dare County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Davie County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Duplin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Edgecombe County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Franklin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Gates County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Graham County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Granville County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Greene County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Halifax County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Harnett County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Haywood County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Hertford County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Hoke County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Hyde County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Jackson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Jones County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lee County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Lenoir County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Macon County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Madison County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Martin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
McDowell County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Mitchell County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Montgomery County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Northampton County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Orange County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Pamlico County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Pasquotank County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Pender County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Perquimans County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Person County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Polk County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Richmond County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Robeson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Rutherford County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Sampson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Scotland County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Stokes County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Swain County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Transylvania County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Tyrrell County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Vance County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Warren County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Washington County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Watauga County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Wilson County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Yadkin County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Yancey County * * 3 or fewer ** **
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 06/28/2016 12:59 pm.
State Cancer Registries may provide more current or more local data. Data presented on the State Cancer Profiles Web Site may differ from statistics reported by the State Cancer Registries (for more information).

Trend
Rising when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is above 0.
Stable when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change includes 0.
Falling when 95% confidence interval of average annual percent change is below 0.
* Data has been suppressed to ensure confidentiality and stability of rate estimates.
** Data are too sparse to provide stable estimates of annual rates needed to calculate trend.
1 Healthy People 2020 Objectives provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2 The Average Annual Percent Change (AAPC) is based on the APCs calculated by Joinpoint Regression Program (Version 4.2). Due to data availability issues, the time period used in the calculation of the joinpoint regression model may differ for selected counties.

Source: Death data provided by the National Vital Statistics System public use data file. Death rates calculated by the National Cancer Institute using SEER*Stat. Death rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). The Healthy People 2020 goals are based on rates adjusted using different methods but the differences should be minimal. Population counts for denominators are based on Census populations as modified by NCI. The 1969-2013 US Population Data File is used with mortality data.

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